Peter Wayner

Contributing Editor

Peter Wayner is contributing editor at InfoWorld and the author of more than 16 books on diverse topics, including open source software ("Free for All"), autonomous cars ("Future Ride"), privacy-enhanced computation ("Translucent Databases"), digital transactions ("Digital Cash"), and steganography ("Disappearing Cryptography"). His work regularly appears in InfoWorld, and he consults on software projects big and small. The second edition of his book on robot cars, "Future Ride," is out now. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's TechBeacon marketing website.

How to make the most of the AWS free tier

The best open source software of 2020

The best open source software of 2020

InfoWorld picks the year’s best open source software for software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and machine learning

Where to find free and open data sets on the web

Where to find free and open data sets on the web

From government, health, and finance data to weather, baseball, and Star Trek, countless collections of free data are available to scratch almost your analytical itch

9 ways to build privacy into your cloud applications

9 ways to build privacy into your cloud applications

Look to these strategies to balance privacy with functionality and protect your applications and data against attacks in the cloud

7 dark secrets of cloud costs

7 dark secrets of cloud costs

Priced at cents or less per hour, the cloud seems like the best bargain since penny candy. How can you go wrong?

14 technology winners and losers, post-COVID-19

14 technology winners and losers, post-COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

13 ways Microsoft Azure beats AWS

13 ways Microsoft Azure beats AWS

From Visual Studio integration to powerful machine learning APIs, you have more than a dozen reasons to choose Azure over AWS

13 ways Google Cloud beats AWS

13 ways Google Cloud beats AWS

From Firebase to sustained use discounts, let’s count the reasons Google Cloud might be a better choice

14 ways AWS beats Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud

14 ways AWS beats Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud

Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud have their advantages, but they don’t match the breadth and depth of the Amazon cloud

14 ways AWS beats Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud

14 ways AWS beats Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud

Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud have their advantages, but they don’t match the breadth and depth of the Amazon cloud

17 clever APIs for every developer whim

17 clever APIs for every developer whim

Connect with these Internet APIs to add some crucial data, a helpful feature, or a user-pleasing frill to your application

17 clever APIs for every developer whim

17 clever APIs for every developer whim

Connect with these Internet APIs to add some crucial data, a helpful feature, or a user-pleasing frill to your application

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